1.    17 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows apps acting like tab key is stuck, but it's not?


    I can't click on anything or type anything because it's as if the tab key is stuck. It's constantly flickering between selection of various buttons, and I can't do anything. My tab key is physically fine. It only does this in default Windows apps such as Sticky Notes, Photos, and Store. Settings is fine, though, and I don't use any of the others, so idk about them.

    It's the most annoying with Sticky Notes, because unlike most other Windows apps, I actually use it a lot (or at least I used to before it starting messing up). I've reset it, I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, and I've restarted my computer. So far nothing's worked.

    What can I do?
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  2.    17 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Poland
    Posts : 90
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by cxztiel View Post
    What can I do?
    If not a problem connect an external keyboard and mouse to exclude these two options.
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  3.    09 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by cxztiel View Post
    I can't click on anything or type anything because it's as if the tab key is stuck. It's constantly flickering between selection of various buttons, and I can't do anything. My tab key is physically fine. It only does this in default Windows apps such as Sticky Notes, Photos, and Store. Settings is fine, though, and I don't use any of the others, so idk about them.
    It's the most annoying with Sticky Notes, because unlike most other Windows apps, I actually use it a lot (or at least I used to before it starting messing up). I've reset it, I've uninstalled and reinstalled it, and I've restarted my computer. So far nothing's worked.
    What can I do?
    I have the exact same issue. I concider my self an advanced user, and have been around since late MS-DOS. I've gone throug all the "no-brainer" troubleshoots, but the problem persist. Tested several different keyboards/mice plugged directly into the mo-bo USB-ports, no change.
    Format system drive and reinstall Windows is the last resort here, it seems. Was kind of hoping I wouldn't have to go through that ordeal though.

    cxztiel:
    I have Logitech mouse and kb, running Logitech Gaming Software at startup. Does this apply to you? If so, it might bring us closer to an explanation.


    Edit:
    I'm stupid. My problem was caused by a Xbox controller. Never crossed my mind that it was still connected. It was laying up-side down, with the direction stick leaning to the right. Windows apps recognise input from Xbox contollers, so... *facepalm*
    I might suggest checking input devices. This includes wireless input devices sending signals to those teeny weeny dongles, e.g. unifying receivers.
    Last edited by Vegster; 09 Feb 2017 at 19:09.
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  4.    09 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Professional

    1) Try to disable Sticky Keys (look up on the internet how to do this), and see if that works.
    2) If it didn't work, try to uninstall your keyboard drivers (look up on the internet how to do this), and restart the computer (to reinstall the keyboard drivers)
    3) I hope one of those methods above is a win.
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